Hydrofoil Agitators

  • Technical Parameters
Legend: • • • = high effectiveness / • • = moderate effectiveness / • = low effectiveness
Impeller Type Central / off center
Baffles: 0 / 2 / 3 / 4
Blades: 2 / 3 / 4
Stages: 1
Flow Direction Radial
Preferred Arrangement Center Mounted
Blending • •
Suspending • •
Dispersing • •
Heat Transfer • • •
Gassing • •
Flow Range Turbulent / Transitional
Viscosity Range 1 - 50000
Features - Universal mixing impeller for a wide viscosity range
- Variable blade angles (standard versions with 20° to 45°)
Diameter Ratio 0.5 - 0.8 [d1 / d2]
Speed 300 - 1500
Tip Speed 5 − 20 [ft/s]
Features of paddle agitators

Hydrofoil agitators, also known as marine-style agitators or axial flow impellers, are widely used in various industries for their efficient mixing capabilities. These agitators are characterized by their unique blade design, resembling the shape of a hydrofoil, which creates axial flow patterns within the mixing vessel. Here are some key features and characteristics of hydrofoil agitators:

  • 01. Hydrofoil Blade Design
  • 02. Axial Flow Pattern
  • 03. High Flow Rates
  • 04. High Shear Mixing
  • 05. Gas-Liquid Mixing
  • 06. Solids Suspension
  • 07. Viscosity Range
  • 08. Low Power Consumption
  • 09. Tank Shape:
  • 10. Versatility
  • 11. Customization
  • 12. Maintenance

Due to their efficient mixing performance, versatility, and energy efficiency, hydrofoil agitators are commonly used in industrial processes where effective agitation, blending, and mass transfer are essential. The design and operating characteristics of hydrofoil agitators make them valuable tools in a wide range of applications across different industries.

USE of hydrofoil Agitator

Hydrofoil agitators are widely used in various industries for their efficient mixing capabilities and ability to handle a wide range of fluid viscosities. Here are some common industries where hydrofoil agitators are extensively employed:

  • 01. Chemical Industry
  • 02. Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • 03. Food and Beverage Industry
  • 04. Pharmaceuticals
  • 05. Paints and Coatings
  • 06. Adhesives and Sealants
  • 07. Petrochemical Industry
  • 08. Mining and Metallurgy
  • 09. Renewable Energy Production
  • 10. Water and Effluent Treatment

Hydrofoil agitators are selected for their ability to handle a wide range of fluid viscosities, efficient mixing capabilities, and high shear capabilities. Their design allows for effective axial flow mixing, making them valuable tools in various industrial processes where agitation, blending, and solids suspension are critical. The versatility and scalability of hydrofoil agitators make them suitable for various tank sizes and process requirements in different industries.

CFD ANALYSIS

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis for an agitator involves simulating and analyzing the flow of fluids and the associated mixing behavior within a mixing vessel or tank equipped with an agitator. This analysis is crucial in industries such as chemical engineering, pharmaceuticals, food processing, and more, where efficient mixing and agitation are essential processes.

Our step-by-step approach to conducting a CFD analysis for an agitator:

  • 01. Problem Definition and Geometry Creation
  • 02. Mesh Generation
  • 03. Boundary Conditions
  • 04. Solver Setup
  • 05. Simulation Run
  • 06. Post-processing and Analysis
  • 07. Optimization and Iteration
  • 08. Reporting and Documentation